While you think about Ganesh Chaturthi you think about life-size statues of Lord Ganesha, unbelievable dance moves, and an all-around good time. However, most significantly, you think about the food – especially Modak.
So if you’re on a ketogenic diet suddenly you know that you aren’t reckoned to eat sugar, but the taste of modak is just so fascinating. Now, this may be notably hard to endure ten days of Ganesh Chaturthi without the pleasing treat. But who says you can’t have it, and just as you’re on a keto diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite keto desserts? This recipe does not use a single high-carb ingredient and still holds its form well together.
The ingredients that you want are paneer, chena, coconut flour, milk, and an artificial sweetener to add texture to your keto modak.
KETO MODAK RECIPE-
For the Shell/Outer Covering:
- Paneer: 50 grams, grated
- Chhena: 100 grams
- Coconut Flour: 1/2 cup
- Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp
- Kewra Extract (optional): 4-5 drops
For the Filling:
- Coconut Powder: 100 grams
- Coconut Milk: 150 ml
- Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
- Poppy Seeds: 1 tsp
- Ghee: 1 tbsp.
- Liquid Stevia: 30-32 drops (I use FOS-based stevia, a greater quantity of non-FOS stevia might be needed)
For the Filling:
- Ardor ghee in a dense-bottomed pan/kadhai.
- While the ghee is hot, add cardamom powder and poppy seeds. Saute for 30 seconds on a low flame.
- Affix the coconut powder and on a medium flame, roast for about 10 mins. It will turn a light brown shade of color and while roasting, keep stirring to avoid burning.
- Whisk the coconut milk and liquid stevia collectively and add to the coconut mixture.
- Continue cooking on a low flame until the moisture has disappeared from the mixture.
- Turn off the flame and keep the mixture aside.
For the Outer Shell:
- Beat the first four ingredients of the outer shell and knead them into a dough.
- Mix really well until the dough is smooth in texture.
- Affix the kewra extract and knead a little more.
- Cut the dough into equal parts and make small balls about the size of a Gulab Jamun.
For the Modak:
- Smooth the dough balls gently with the palm of your hand.
- Ladle some filling, roll it tight and press into the flattened ball.
- Assemble the edges of the flattened ball and press them together.
- Quite gently, shape into a laddoo.
- Now either use your fingers to detain it into the form of a Modak or you can use a Modak Mould to give it a more complete shape.
- Now place the Modaks in the hollow provided for splashing the batter and vapor just like you would steam an Idli for 15 minutes.
- Next up when Modaks have been steamed, allow them to cool down for half an hour or so.
- Endeavor to Ganesh Ji preeminent and then savor.
Nutrition info per serving :
- Calories- 125.3
- Net Carb- 1.38g
- Protein- 2.5g
Modaks are compatible with Ganesh Chaturthi and a low-carb diet shall not stop you from glorifying this festival without coddling in this treat. Enjoy your Keto Modaks!
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